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Brooklyn Assemblyman says his constituents in East Flatbush fret about zoning changes

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East Flatbush residents are concerned about change.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry says East Flatbush residents have expressed deep concern about what they regard as drastic changes in the area.

Jamaican-born Perry, who represents the 58th Assembly District told Caribbean Life that his office has received “many calls from concerned residents who are worried about a major change — due to many one and two-family homes being purchased,”

“Developers are pushing the zoning limits to the max, and East Flatbush, particularly those areas zoned R-6, seem to be very attractive to deep-pocketed developers,” Perry said.

At a recent town hall meeting Perry was joined by other elected pols and over 350 residents.

“Many residents asked how they can help, get involved and improve the quality of life in the neighborho­od,” he said.

Perry said he told those selling their homes to “continue to be good neighbors throughout the sales process and think about the community throughout the process, and make a sale not based necessarily on the largest profit but on the greater good.”

Updated 5:32 pm, January 17, 2018
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Chris from East Flatbush says:
As someone who recently bought a home in East Flatbush. I blame the realtors. They have an incentive to sell to flippers and developers because it creates quick second commissions when the house or new apartments go back on the market. I had multiple offers turned down because I wasn't a cash buyer (flipper/developer). There is a real problem in how the market is operating. Furthermore, blaming the sellers is pretty tone deaf. Many of these people are looking to retire and need to get the most out of the single biggest asset they have.
Jan. 9, 12:14 pm
Christopher from East Flatbush says:
Very poor advice coming from a politician. That sounds like discrimination and something that no realtor or seller should adhere to. Fines can be hefty and lawsuits are common. As an attorney in East Flatbush my advice is sell to whomever you wish and if you decide not to take an offer make sure you can explain why.
April 4, 6:49 am

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